Afp Goes Red For Day For Daniel

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30 October 2009


Media Release


AFP goes red for Day for Daniel


The Australian Federal Police (AFP) today showed its support for missing Queensland

boy Daniel Morcombe by wearing red – the colour Daniel was last seen wearing when

he was abducted from the Keil Mountain Road overpass in December 2003. 


Day for Daniel, Friday 30 October, is a fun day with a serious message – protection,

safety and opportunity for our children.


AFP Commissioner Tony Negus said that two young people go missing every hour in

Australia, so child protection and safety is paramount for all Australians. 


“Children need protection, education and support so they don’t become a missing child

or an innocent victim of crime. Out of the 35,000 people reported missing to police

each year, 20,000 are under the age of 18,” Commissioner Negus said.


Along with encouraging AFP staff to wear red on the day, a red-themed morning tea

was held at AFP headquarters.


Day for Daniel is all about raising awareness of child safety and missing persons and

encouraging all Australians to take action. 


Day for Daniel is not a memorial day said Bruce and Denise Morcombe, parents of

Daniel. “It’s not a day to be sad, it’s a fun day, and it’s a learning day. We want

children to understand that sometimes trouble finds you, and if it does, they need the

skills to get out of that trouble. If we can help to save one child, hopefully we’ve done

our job.


“Support of Day for Daniel gives us a tremendous amount of enthusiasm and the

motivation to continue on. We still want to find Daniel and we don’t want other

parents to walk in our shoes.”


The Daniel Morcombe Foundation was established in 2005 by Bruce and Denise

Morcombe, parents of missing child Daniel Morcombe. For more information visit



The National Missing Persons Coordination Centre of the AFP was established in 2006

to provide a coordinated approach to the response to missing persons in Australia. Its

mission is to reduce the incidence and impact of missing persons and to educate the

Australian community about this significant issue.  For more information visit




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Ph: (02) 6275 7100




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